Item description for Faraway Rivers by Patricia Kelly Polewski...
This is the story of Etienne Brule, an adventurous young Frenchman who sets out in the early seventeenth century to join Champlain in the opening up and discovery of the great, hidden wastes of as yet unknown, unnamed and uncharted Canada. It is also the story of those early settlers and explorers, hazarding all against a hostile environment, the shifting friendships of the Indian tribes, disease and starvation, to create what would become one of the great nations of the world. The first European to learn Algonquin and Huron-Iroquois, Etienne Brule was also the first man to explore all of the Great Lakes - in a canoe of birch bark - and his daring and force of character paved the way for the fur trade that was to dominate the early Canadian economy, as far West as the Upper Peninsular of Michigan. The story of Etienne Brule, and the story of a young and dynamic land that owes much to his courage and integrity, is a tale of romance and adventure, brought vividly to life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Publisher Athena Press Publishing Company
ISBN 1932077634 ISBN13 9781932077636